NCCER Masonry Technician Certificate (MT41)  Technical Certificate of Credit

(Stand Alone & Embedded in NCCER Masonry Diploma)

Program Description:

The Masonry Technician Technical Certificate of Credit program utilizes the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum for instructional purposes and customized labs and classroom for practical and project-based learning. The program includes mixing cement and concrete materials; setting and laying block, brick, chimney block, and ornamental brick work. Practical work and projects include laying masonry units to the line; erecting walls, chimneys, brick and block piers, brick arches, plastering, stone veneer work; and an actual working fireplace. Students will learn how to square and build foundations, as well as forming and pouring concrete. Basic skill development in the use of trowels, brick rule, levels, transits, blueprint reading and proper work ethics are highly emphasized.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER – Writing 236 ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills 60
Reading 224 Reading Comp. 55
Arithmetic 229 Arithmetic 34

High School diploma or equivalent required for graduation.

Credits required for graduation: 28

Courses 28 credits
COFC 1080

This course introduces

MSNR 1015

This course provides an orientation to the masonry field and places importance on practices necessary for general safety, use of tools, materials, and equipment. Topics include Introduction to the Trade, Masonry Safety, Masonry Tools and Equipment, Measurements, Drawings and Specifications, and Mortar.

MSNR 1025

This course describes characteristics of block and brick; how to set up, lay out, and bond block and brick; how to cut block and brick; how to lay and tool block and brick; and how to clean block and brick once they have been laid. Topics also include information about masonry reinforcements and accessories that masons use on the job to lay block and brick professionally and safely.

MSNR 1035

This course focuses on residential masonry techniques, reinforced masonry, and masonry openings and metal work.

MSNR 1055

This course focuses on advanced laying techniques, effect of climate on masonry, and construction inspection and quality control.

MSNR 1105

This course focuses on advanced masonry techniques to include elevated masonry, specialized materials and techniques, masonry repair and restoration.

MSNR 1115

This course culminates the instruction in advanced masonry. Topics include commercial drawings, estimating, site layout, stone masonry, and crew leadership fundamentals.

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Masonry Chair/Instructor
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